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Episode 152

Nathaniel Harley

CEO & Cofounder @ MyFin, 2 time @ Techstars founder, former @ Goldman banker.

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Nathaniel Harley, the Co-founder & CEO of Mantl. Nathaniel was previously an analyst with Goldman Sachs before jumping into tech with a Techstars backed startup called Spoon University. Nathaniel then got accepted into Techstars (again), this time as the CEO of his own Fintech startup. Nathaniel joins us to share his story, how he started his career in tech, what it was like going through Techstars - twice, what it’s been like build a fintech startup, why he’s so passionate about the future of FinTech, and much more!

Main Objectives For This Episode

  • Learn more about how Nathaniel got into tech and startups
  • Learn more about how Nathaniel approaches building partnerships with large organizations
  • Learn more about what it's been like building Mantl
  • And more!

Episode Overview

Nathaniel Harley, the Co-founder & CEO of Mantl.

Nathaniel was previously an analyst with Goldman Sachs before jumping into tech with a Techstars backed startup called Spoon University.

Nathaniel then got accepted into Techstars (again), this time as the CEO of his own Fintech startup.

Nathaniel joins us to share his story, how he started his career in tech, what it was like going through Techstars - twice, what it’s been like build a fintech startup, why he’s so passionate about the future of FinTech, and much more!


Some Of The Questions We Ask

1:25
Where are you from and what did you study?

2:07
How did you transition from media and radio production into tech and entrepreneurship develop?

4:18
How did you transition from investment banking to into startups?

6:18
Can you tell us more about MyFin and what really motivated you to launch it?

8:55
MyFin was part of Techstars 2016 - what was the application process and program like for you and the team?

13:21
What have been some of the biggest lessons to come out of running your own startup over the last 24 months or so?

23:09
The FinTech space has obviously been pretty hot in recent years. How do you see the FinTech industry continuing to evolve?

26:49
How do you approach creating partnerships with banks or other large organizations?

30:35
So changing topics a little, what are some of the notable apps/tools that you’ve downloaded or used recently?

31:07
Do you have any recommendations on some great content that you’ve come across lately?

32:51
Do you have any last thoughts or personal mottos that you live by that you think others should know about?


Here are some of the most important links and resources mentioned throughout the show.

Twitter Handles & Websites

Nathaniel Harley on Twitter
Mantl on the web
MyFin on Twitter
MyFin on the web
Tyler Copeland on Twitter
Franco Varriano on Twitter

Devices, Apps, and Books

Via
Venmo
Betterment
Google Keep
Inbox by Google
Finimize
BAMF Group

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